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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. It’s a session beer that everyone can enjoy.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bomber from Bevmo! Appearance: 3 fingers white head, golden straw color, slight lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, light citrus. Palate: light body, little less than average carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Taste: slight sweetness to lasting bitterness. Overall, pretty unimpressed for Ninkasi, not very complex and balance is slightly off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from portland, or. Aroma is toasted malt and some hops as well as floral and citrus notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thin white head and some lacing. Toasted malt flavors to start as well as some citrus and floral hints throughout. Finishes very dry with hop bitterness as well as some piney notes at the very end that are resiny that stuck to the palate. Decent pale, but there is a lot going on for a spring beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Had from bottle from BevMo. Seasonal release, first I’ve seen it in stores. Pours copper with good head and good lacing. Aroma is piney hops, malts, citrus, and sugar. Flavor is about the same with the almost perfect balance of hops and malts. I really enjoyed this Pale, maybe because of the increased hops. Just a nice, drinkable, tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Aroma: melon and citrus. Appearance: Dark gold with thin white head. Flavor: Yeasty bread with a huge hop bitterness. Palate: light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall: A bit out of balance. More aroma hops and less bittering hops would be an improvement.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - This one had a fantastic floral aroma right out of the bottle with about a 3/4 inch foam head. Once the foam dissipated a little, some of the aroma went away. Palate was a bit lively, but not too much. Nice bitter finish for a Pale. This is a very nice beer. Too bad it’s only available in the spring.


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